NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG

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IT systems for dozens of GP practices down for a week

Dozens of GP practices in West Yorkshire have been without basic IT systems for eight days after an air conditioning unit failed.

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STP moves towards shared control total

Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.

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STP region aims for huge savings across elective care

Commissioning leaders are aiming to save £50m a year by standardising policies in elective care across their sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.

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Vanguard GP provider expands into fifth STP patch

One of the largest scale GP providers in England has expanded in to a fifth sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.

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CCGs to join up for STP-wide commissioning

All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.

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Big STP plots 'accountable care organisations' across 2.5m patch

New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.

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Children's mental health crisis centre aims to reduce A&E use

A facility which is the first of its kind in Yorkshire will offer children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis community support with overnight beds, to keep them from being admitted to hospital or having to go to A&E.

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What's new in care models: Can conflicts of interest be avoided?

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by our deputy bureau chief and integration reporter David Williams.

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Vanguard CCGs cut better care fund pot

Five clinical commissioning groups, including two involved in NHS England’s vanguard programme, have cut their planned better care fund contributions for next year.

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Rob Webster to lead STP footprint

Departing NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster is to lead the West Yorkshire sustainability and transformation plan.

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Primary care funding: the risers and fallers

Four clinical commissioning group areas will see a large portion of their primary care funding increase by more than 10 per cent next year.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Best Places to Work – CCGs

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CCGs must buy external support services, NHS England says

NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.

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Cass: Neonatal facilities ‘transformed’ by new unit

ACUTE CARE: Bradford Royal Infirmary has opened a £2m neonatal unit complete with ensuite family bedrooms, play area and a counselling suite.

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Airedale surplus better than planned

FINANCE: Airedale Foundation Trust posted a surplus of £393,000 at the end of January, £275,000 more than planned.

Airedale FT opens new A&E department

STRUCTURE: New £6.4 million emergency department will improve privacy and bring dignity for vulnerable older patients, the foundation trust’s chief executive says.

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Exclusive: Jobs at risk as NHS England rejects two CSU bids

Two commissioning support units have not made it on to NHS England’s procurement framework, placing their viability and the futures of around 2,200 staff in doubt, HSJ has learned

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Value in Healthcare Awards: Value and Improvement in Commissioning Support Services

The judges said: This initiative was a really good example of making an impact across a wide area, supporting whole-system management for urgent care.

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Bradford CCGs back ‘major emergency care centre’ plan

A plan to base a major emergency care centre at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has been backed by clinical commissioning groups in and around the city.